The Iroquois County Genealogical Society


Family
Mary L. Vennum Binning Family

This is a later family portrait of the whole Mary L. Vennum Binning family except there was one more child born about a year after this picture in 1906.

House
Farm in Kansas

This is the outside view of the Mary Lurancy Vennum Binning farm in Kansas.

Mary
Mary L. Vennum Binning

This is Mary L. Vennum Binning, her sister and father and probably brother thought to be when the mother Lurinda Vennum pasted away in 1901.

Mary and Child
Mary with child Ellen

This is Mary L. Vennum Binning with her youngest child Ellen Kaziah. This is my grandmother and greatgrandmother. Ellen was born in 1883 and she wasn't very old so that's the date I place on this. This was copied from a tin type.
Thomas and Mary
Thomas Vennum and Lurinda Vennum

This is Mary Lurancy Vennum Binning's mother and father, Thomas Vennum and Lurinda (Smith) Vennum. They lived in Iroquois Co. IL.

Photos from Betty L. Nees


Descendants of George Vennum

Generation No. 1

1.  GEORGE VENNUM was born Abt. 1716, and died Bef. November 03, 1747.
    He married PRESSELO JONES December 29, 1736 in Anne Arundel Co., MD.

More About GEORGE VENNUM:
Religion: St. Margarets Westminister Church--Protestant Episcopal
Will: November 03, 1747, The Prerogative Court (Account's) 24
pg 169-170 11/3/1747 - Administrater Ray Jones list Sarah, Ray, Barbara
and George as Children.

Children of GEORGE VENNUM and PRESSELO JONES are:
	i.	SARAH VENNUM, b. Abt. 1737.
	ii.	RAY VENNUM, b. Abt. 1739.
	iii.	BARBARA VENNUM, b. Abt. 1741.
2.	iv.	GEORGE VENNUM, b. Abt. 1743; d. 1787, Washington Co., PA.

Generation No. 2

2.  GEORGE2 VENNUM (GEORGE) was born Abt. 1743, and died 1787 in
    Washington Co., PA.  He married MARY HARDESTY September 27, 1771 in
    Anne Arundel Co., MD.

More About GEORGE VENNUM:
Fact: "Index of Maryland Colonial Wills", "Maryland Marriages 1634-1777"
George Venham/Vennum's will lists all children except Sarah

Children of GEORGE VENNUM and MARY HARDESTY are:
	i.	SARAH VENNUM, b. March 16, 1772, All Hallows Parish, MD.

More About SARAH VENNUM:
Fact: All Hallows Parish birth records 3/16/1772.  Probably died young,
not listed in fathers will

	ii.	RAY VENNUM, b. March 27, 1773, MD.
3.	iii.	COL.THOMAS JAMES VENNUM, b. September 14, 1775, MD;
             d. May 04, 1851, Milford, Iroquois Co., IL.
4.	iv.	JOSHUA VENNUM, b. June 15, 1779, PA; d. 1827, Knox Co.,
             Wayne Twp., OH.
5.	v.	GEORGE WASHINGTON VENNUM, b. November 26, 1780, Washington Co.,
           PA; d. Aft. 1825, Portsmouth, OH.
	vi.	URIAH VENNUM, b. April 23, 1783.
6.	vii.	JOHN VENNUM, b. October 04, 1784, Washington Co., PA;
            d. February 12, 1858, Whiteside Co., IL.
	viii.	ELIZABETH VENNUM, b. April 27, 1786.

Generation No. 3

3.  COL.THOMAS JAMES VENNUM (GEORGE, GEORGE), was born September 14, 1775
    in MD and died May 04, 1851 in Milford, Iroquois Co., IL5,6.
     He married ELIZABETH KIRKPATRICK7,8 January 01, 1798 in Washington
     Co., PA.  She was born March 04, 1774 in NJ, and died October 16,
     1865 in Milford, Iroquois Co., IL.

Notes for COL.THOMAS JAMES VENNUM:
He was a Colonel in the volunteer service of the United States in the War
of 1812, and resided in Pennsylvania until the fall of 1834, when, with a
part of his family, he emigrated to Illinois. After spending three years
on Sugar Creek, in Iroquois County, Col. Vennum entered a large tract of
prairie land in what subsequently became the town of Milford. He
established his home on what was known as the "Mound," being lot 8 in the
northwest quarter of section 2, where Hiram Vennum, his son, now resides.
With the Colonel came his wife and three of his sons, George, Urias and
Hiram. The two first-named sons had their wives and children, while the
last-named was single. With the Vennums were several of the neighboring
families from Pennsylvania, making a party numbering thirty-two persons.
They emigrated with teams, driving some fine Durham cattle with them.

The Vennums were people of means and bought land on sections 1, 2 and 3 of
that township, a portion of the original purchase being still in the
possession of the family. The little colony suffered severely for a few
years after coming to Illinois from malarial and bilious fevers and fever
and ague, an experience common to all new-comers in the level sections
of the State. Much discomfort was endured, owing to the difficulties in
getting the necessaries of life, but by patient industry all were
eventually made comfortable. Col. Vennum is said to have put in the first
glass window seen in what is now Milford Township. The more common way
of getting light and air was by cutting a section of a log out of the
side of the house. Mrs. Vennum lived to an advanced age, being
ninety-three years old at her death. She and her husband and other
members of the family are buried in what is known as the Vennum Burying
ground in Milford, on lot No. 8 of the northwest quarter of section 2 of
that township.

More About COL.THOMAS JAMES VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery
Fact: Lived 75yrs. 7mo. 21 days

More About ELIZABETH KIRKPATRICK:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery
Fact: Lived 93yrs. 7mo. 12days

Children of COL.THOMAS VENNUM and ELIZABETH KIRKPATRICK are:
	i.	THOMAS KIRKPATRICK4 VENNUM23, b. February 1798, Washington Co.,
        PA; d. 1820.

More About THOMAS KIRKPATRICK VENNUM:
Fact: Died age 22 driving cattle in mountains.

7.	ii.	MARY "POLLY" VENNUM, b. February 24, 1799, Washington Co., PA;
        d. May 31, 1852, Millford, IL.
8.	iii.	ELIZABETH "BETSEY" VENNUM, b. March 01, 1800, Washington Co.,
            PA; d. December 12, 1866, Milford, Iroquois Co., IL.
9.	iv.	URIAS VENNUM, b. January 02, 1802, Washington Co., PA;
        d. April 23, 1878, Milford, IL.
10.	v.	CHISTOPHER COLUMBUS VENNUM, b. April 11, 1805, Washington Co., PA;
        d. September 11, 1868, Iroquois Co., IL.
11.	vi.	GEORGE WASHINGTON VENNUM, b. April 14, 1807, Washington Co., PA;
        d. November 08, 1879, Milford, IL.
	vii.	JANE VENNUM23, b. April 01, 1809, Washington Co., PA;
            d. August 01, 1880, IL; m. JOHN STREAN, February 23, 1831;
            b. March 28, 1804, PA; d. February 02, 1881, IL.

More About JANE VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

More About JOHN STREAN:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery
Fact1: February 12, 1881, Iroquois Co. Times 2/12/1881 notes death of John
and their Marraige date.

12.	viii.	HIRAM VENNUM, b. July 31, 1814, Washington Co., PA;
            d. September 28, 1902, Iroquois Co., IL.

4.  JOSHUA VENNUM (GEORGE, GEORGE) was born June 15, 1779 in PA,
    and died 1827 in Knox Co., Wayne Twp., OH.  He married PHEBE
    Abt. 1804.  She was born 1785 in PA.

Child of JOSHUA VENNUM and PHEBE is:
13.	i.	SEALY VENNUM, b. 1805, PA.

5.  GEORGE WASHINGTON3 VENNUM (GEORGE, GEORGE) was born November 26, 1780
    in Washington Co., PA, and died Aft. 1825 in Portsmouth, OH.
    He married ABIGAIL CLARK Abt. 1811.  She was born December 1775,
    and died April 07, 1876.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON VENNUM:
Fact1: Thought to have drown while taking logs down to New Orleans on a
       boat with 2 of his sons.  Presumable drowned near Portsmouth, OH
Fact2: Thought to have had 13 children

More About ABIGAIL CLARK:
Burial: Vennum Lot C90, Mt. Wood Cemetary, Wheeling, WV

Children of GEORGE VENNUM and ABIGAIL CLARK are:
	i.	HYRAM VENNUM, b. 1812, VA; m. SARAH; b. 1829, VA.

More About HYRAM VENNUM:
Occupation: Boatman

14.	ii.	MARY VENNUM, b. 1813; d. 1878.
	iii.	GEORGE VENNUM, b. 1815; d. 1872; m. CAROLINE FETTE.

More About GEORGE VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Lot, Mt Wood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV

15.	iv.	JOSIAH VENNUM, b. 1816, VA.
	v.	ANN VENNUM, b. Abt. 1817; d. Abt. 1838.
	vi.	CHARLOTTE VENNUM, b. Abt. 1818; m. GEORGE CONANT.
16.	vii.	JAMES VENNUM, b. April 25, 1819; d. December 09, 1866.
	viii.	WASHINGTON VENNUM, b. Abt. 1820.
	ix.	THOMAS VENNUM, b. Abt. 1821.
	x.	FRANKLIN VENNUM, b. Abt. 1822.
	xi.	CAROLINE VENNUM, b. Abt. 1823.
	xii.	? VENNUM, b. Abt. 1824.
	xiii.	DAVID VENNUM, b. 1825; d. 1909.

6.  JOHN3 VENNUM (GEORGE, GEORGE) was born October 04, 1784 in
    Washington Co., PA, and died February 12, 1858 in Whiteside Co.,
    IL.  He married PHEBE JACKSON Abt. 1817.  She was born June 23, 1784
    in Rockaway, Morris Co., NJ, and died June 19, 1889 in Morrison, IL.

More About JOHN VENNUM:
Burial: Grovehill Cemetery, Morrison, IL
Fact1: John went to Knox Co., OH about 1814.

More About PHEBE JACKSON:
Burial: Grovehill Cemetery, Morrison, IL
Fact1: Phoebe left OH about 1846 and moved to Whiteside Co. IL

Children of JOHN VENNUM and PHEBE JACKSON are:
	i.	EDWARD4 VENNUM, b. September 16, 1818, Morris twp. , Knox Co. OH;
        d. October 30, 1898; m. SUSAN JACKSON, February 20, 1845.
	ii.	COLUMBUS VENNUM, b. March 30, 1822; d. January 05, 1849.
	iii.	BETSY VENNUM, b. October 28, 1823; d. Abt. 1823.
	iv.	JOHN NEWTON VENNUM, b. April 04, 1826, OH; d. November 18, 1904;
        m. TRYPHENA JACKSON.

Generation No. 4

7.  MARY "POLLY" VENNUM (COL.THOMAS JAMES, GEORGE, GEORGE) was born
    February 24, 1799 in Washington Co., PA, and died May 31, 1852 in
    Millford, IL.  She married JOHN AXTELL May 22, 1819.  He was born
    November 29, 1796, and died October 29, 1860.

More About MARY "POLLY" VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

More About JOHN AXTELL:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

Children of MARY VENNUM and JOHN AXTELL are:
	i.	HARVEY5 AXTELL.
	ii.	SARAH AXTELL.
	iii.	HARIM AXTELL.
	iv.	CAROLINE AXTELL.
	v.	MARY AXTELL.
	vi.	THOMAS AXTELL.

8.  ELIZABETH "BETSEY" VENNUM (COL.THOMAS JAMES, GEORGE, GEORGE) was
    born March 01, 1800 in Washington Co., PA, and died December 12, 1866
    in Milford, Iroquois Co., IL. She married CHARLES AXTELL July 08, 1817
    in Washington Co., PA.  He was born July 10, 1796 in PA, and died
    April 12, 1871 in Milford, IL.

Children of ELIZABETH VENNUM and CHARLES AXTELL are:
	i.	COLUMBUS5 AXTELL.
	ii.	EMELINE AXTELL.
	iii.	THOMAS VENNUM AXTELL.
	iv.	JOHN NEWTON AXTELL.
	v.	MARY JANE AXTELL, b. 1830, Washington Co., PA;
        m. HENRY NELSON SUTTON.
	vi.	CHARLES MCLAIN AXTELL, b. 1834, PA.
	vii.	ELIZABETH AXTELL, b. 1836, IL.
	viii.	LUVINA E. AXTELL, b. 1839, IL.

9.  URIAS VENNUM (COL.THOMAS JAMES, GEORGE, GEORGE) was born January 02,
    1802 in Washington Co., PA, and died April 23, 1878 in Milford, IL.
    He married ANNA COOK Abt. 1829 in PA.  She was born September 10, 1801
    in PA, and died April 03, 1878 in Milford, IL.

Notes for URIAS VENNUM:
With the Colonel came his wife and three of his sons, George, Urias and
Hiram. The two first-named sons had their wives and children, while the
last-named was single. With the Vennums were several of the neighboring
families from Pennsylvania, making a party numbering thirty-two persons.
They emigrated with teams, driving some fine Durham cattle with them.

More About URIAS VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery
Fact 1: Farmer, Land value $10,000 in 1860 IL Iroquois Co. Milford twp.
Cen.23

More About ANNA COOK:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

Children of URIAS VENNUM and ANNA COOK are:
	i.	ELIZA JANE VENNUM, b. September 10, 1830, Washington Co., PA;
        d. September 13, 1853, IL; m. JAMES FLACK, September 16, 1852,
        Watseka, IL; b. March 04, 1820; d. May 11, 1882, IL.

More About ELIZA JANE VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

More About JAMES FLACK:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

	ii.	THOMAS JEFFERSON VENNUM, b. May 07, 1832, Anwell twp.,
        Washington Co., PA; d. July 26, 1909, Medicine Lodge, KS;
        m. LURINDA JANE SMITH, December 02, 1855, Fayette Co., Iowa;
        b. October 14, 1836, Saint Joseph Co., IN; d. May 01, 1901,
        Medicine Lodge, KS.

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON VENNUM:
Census: 1800 1810 1820 1830 1840
Census 1: 1850
Census 2: 1860, Circut Ct. Clerk (1860 census,Middleport,Iroquois Co.,IL,
Roll186 P187)
Census 3: 1880, Farmer (1880 census, same location)

More About LURINDA JANE SMITH:
Fact1: "The Watseka Wonder" by E. W. Stevens, M.D. of Janesville, WI
says she was born10/14/1837

	iii.	LOVINA VENNUM, b. May 30, 1834, Washington Co., PA;
            d. November 14, 1910, Iroquois Co., IL; m. WILLIAM FIESTER,
            1854; b. 1824, PA.

More About LOVINA VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

	iv.	ELIZABETH VENNUM, b. 1836, OH.

More About ELIZABETH VENNUM:
Fact l: Killed at Shiloh

	v.	FRANCES HENRY HARRISON VENNUM, b. February 20, 1839, Athens Co.,
        OH; d. September 26, 1920, Coffeyville, Montogmery Co., KS;
        m. HARRIET S. SMITH, March 09, 1865; b. March 02, 1844;
        d. December 03, 1828.
	vi.	AMANDA VENNUM, b. 1841, IL; m. A. W. SARGENT.

10.  CHISTOPHER COLUMBUS VENNUM (COL.THOMAS JAMES, GEORGE, GEORGE) was
     born April 11, 1805 in Washington Co., PA, and died September 11,
     1868 in Iroquois Co., IL.  He married (1) ROSANNA PAUL in
     Washington Co., PA.  She was born February 14, 1810 in Washington
     Co., PA, and died March 02, 1846 in Iroquois Co., IL.  He married
    (2) MAHALA FRY SLUSHER.  She died 1890.

More About CHISTOPHER COLUMBUS VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

More About ROSANNA PAUL:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

Children of CHISTOPHER VENNUM and ROSANNA PAUL are:
	i.	WILLIAM5 VENNUM, b. 1830; m. (1) ??; m. (2) CAROLINE ARHART.
	ii.	SARAH VENNUM, b. Abt. 1832; m. LACOCK.
	iii.	THOMAS G. VENNUM, b. December 25, 1833, Washington Co., PA;
            m. LUCIA A. TULLAR, April 08, 1862, Detroit, MI;
            b. Brownsville, Lenawee Co., MI.

Notes for THOMAS G. VENNUM:
Mr. Vennum is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born in Washington County
on Christmas 1833, and is a son of Christopher C. and Rosanna (Paul)
Vennum.  In the spring of 1835, he came to Illinois with his parents,
traveling by boat down the Ohio and up the Wabash Rivers.

	iv.	HARIM VENNUM, b. 1836, IL; d. December 25, 1863, Richmond, VA.

More About HARIM VENNUM:
Military service: Died in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA (27yrs.) 2nd MA
Cavalery

	v.	CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS VENNUM JR., b. Abt. 1840; d. Abt. 1840.

More About CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS VENNUM JR.:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

	vi.	PHILO P. VENNUM, b. 1842; d. April 07, 1862, Shiloh.

More About PHILO P. VENNUM:
Military service: IL Vol Co. I 20th Inf. (Died in battle of Shiloh) Res.
Iroquois Co.

Children of CHISTOPHER VENNUM and MAHALA SLUSHER are:
	vii.	JOHN F. VENNUM, b. Abt. 1850; m. SARA GARNER.

More About JOHN F. VENNUM:
Military service: IL Co. D 150th Inf Res. Milford

	viii.	GEORGE W. VENNUM, b. 1851; m. LUCY DURUM.
	ix.	FRANK B. VENNUM, b. Abt. 1853.
	x.	HARRIET J. VENNUM, b. December 05, 1855; d. May 19, 1859.
	xi.	MARY VENNUM, b. 1859, Hoopston IL; m. WILLIAM J. LATEER,
        October 18, 1879.

11.  GEORGE WASHINGTON VENNUM (COL.THOMAS JAMES, GEORGE, GEORGE) was born
     April 14, 1807 in Washington Co., PA, and died November 08, 1879 in
     Milford, IL.  He married ELIZABETH BECK November 13, 1828.  She was
     born October 11, 1807 in PA and died September 07, 1895 Milford, IL.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery
Religion: Methodist

More About ELIZABETH BECK:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery
Religion: Methodist

Children of GEORGE VENNUM and ELIZABETH BECK are:
	i.	THOMAS VENNUM, b. February 17, 1832; d. March 26, 1843,
        Iroquois Co., IL.

More About THOMAS VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

	ii.	MARY ANN VENNUM, b. July 27, 1834, Zanesville, OH;
        d. August 06, 1915, Los angeles, CA; m. (1) LEWIS LORD,
           March 25, 1852; d. 1859; m. (2) JOHN G. WAGNER, July 19, 1866.
	iii.	ELIZABETH VENNUM, b. April 23, 1837, IL; m. WILLIAM KENDALL;
            b. 1832, OH.
	iv.	ANDREW VENNUM, b. April 23, 1837; d. 1908, Iroquois Co., IL;
        m. KATHARINE PATTON, September 06, 1859; b. 1838, PA; d. 1924, IL.

More About ANDREW VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

More About KATHARINE PATTON:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

	v.	LAURA VENNUM, b. February 1838; d. August 15, 1850, Milford, IL.

More About LAURA VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

	vi.	HIRAM VENNUM, b. 1840; d. December 25, 1863, Libby Prison.

More About HIRAM VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

	vii.	JOHN S. VENNUM, b. Abt. 1841, IL.
	viii.	MARTHA VENNUM, b. 1845, IL; m. E. J. CRANDALL.

12.  HIRAM VENNUM (COL.THOMAS JAMES, GEORGE, GEORGE) was
     born July 31, 1814 in Washington Co., PA, and died September 28, 1902
     in Iroquois Co., IL.  He married (1) NANCY WAGNER March 22, 1840.
     She was born 1810, and died June 01, 1841 in Iroquois Co., IL.
     He married (2) SUBMIT GILBERT Abt. 1845.  She was born
     December 09, 1811 in Rushville, Ontario Co., NY, and died
     October 28, 1876 in Iroquois Co., IL.

More About HIRAM VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

More About NANCY WAGNER:
Burial: Old Pioneer Cemetary

More About SUBMIT GILBERT:
Burial: Vennum Cemetery

Child of HIRAM VENNUM and NANCY WAGNER is:
	i.	NANCY VENNUM, b. 1841; m. WILDER SLEAD.

More About NANCY VENNUM:
Census: 1850, Iroquoise Co., IL--living with John and Jane Strean.

Child of HIRAM VENNUM and SUBMIT GILBERT is:
	ii.	GILBERT VENNUM, b. 1848, IL; m. MARTHA ELIZABETH HARTWELL,
        April 26, 1871.

More About GILBERT VENNUM:
Military service: Company B 134th Inf. and Co. D 150th Inf., Residence
 Milford

13.  SEALY VENNUM (JOSHUA, GEORGE, GEORGE) was born 1805 in PA.
      He married PRICILLA.  She was born 1815 in OH.

Child of SEALY VENNUM and PRICILLA is:
	i.	JOSEPH VENNUM, b. 1848, OH.

14.  MARY VENNUM (GEORGE WASHINGTON, GEORGE, GEORGE) was born 1813,
     and died 1878.  She married MICHAEL EDWARDS.  He was born 1808,
     and died 1891.

More About MARY VENNUM:
Burial: Vennum Lot, Mt Wood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV

Child of MARY VENNUM and MICHAEL EDWARDS is:
	i.	WILLIAM EDWARDS, b. 1833; d. 1833.

More About WILLIAM EDWARDS:
Burial: Vennum Lot, Mt Wood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV

15.  JOSIAH VENNUM (GEORGE WASHINGTON, GEORGE, GEORGE) was born 1816
     in VA.  He married RACHEL.  She was born 1813 in OH.

More About JOSIAH VENNUM:
Occupation: Boatman

Children of JOSIAH VENNUM and RACHEL are:
	i.	LELIA VENNUM, b. 1844, VA.
	ii.	THOMAS VENNUM, b. 1847, VA.
	iii.	MANFIELD VENNUM, b. 1848, VA.

More About MANFIELD VENNUM:
Fact1: Deaf

16.  JAMES VENNUM (GEORGE WASHINGTON, GEORGE, GEORGE) was born
     April 25, 1819, and died December 09, 1866.  He married MARGARET.
     She was born 1829 in OH.

Child of JAMES VENNUM and MARGARET is:
	i.	CHARLES5 VENNUM, b. 1848, VA

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